Johnson held the 54-hole lead — stop me if you’ve heard this before — but finished his Sunday with a 73, the highest score posted on the day. Johnson needed either Ryan Moore or Kevin Chappell to beat McIlroy in the playoff to finish up a spectacular season with the FedExCup trophy in his hands. McIlroy had other ideas.
On the first playoff hole, McIlroy was the only player to hit on in two and have a shot at eagle.
McIlroy’s putt somehow managed to lip out and both he and Moore finished with birdie. Kevin Chappell’s par cost him a shot at winning the Tour Championship.
McIlroy’s drive carried left of the fairway on the second playoff hole and Moore found the fairway. But despite Moore having a putt to win it all, both finished the second playoff hole with par.
The two continued on the third playoff hole as McIlroy went long on the green and Moore ended up just short of the green. Moore chipped up close and McIlroy sank a seven-footer to send the playoff to a fourth hole.
On the fourth playoff hole, Ryan Moore sank a huge putt to save par leaving McIlroy with a chance from 14 feet to win it all. It went in.
Now McIlroy is riding a wave after his $11.5 million dollar win today heading into the Ryder Cup that starts on Friday at Hazeltine.